We live in a world where a 5-month old baby can be targeted by racism.
Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian posted an adorable picture of the next generation of the Kardashian empire: Chicago West, Khloe Kardashian’s daughter, True Thompson and Kylie’s daughter, Stormi Webster.
The post was obviously well received because it is a picture of endearing baby girls. Unfortunately, it was met with some disgustingly racist remarks as more people view the post.
People began to compare the baby girls’ skin tone and ultimately insulting Khloe’s baby. They begin calling her ugly, due to her darker skin toned compared to her cousins. Unfortunately, people felt it was appropriate to compare the babies’ complexion rather than keeping their negative comments to themselves. One person said, “I hate that True is so dark, the other two are a nice mix, she’s a cute kid, just too dark.”
Another said, “Not being mean but Sure is not cute at all! Don’t @ me.” These despicable comments were met with immediate backlash.
One fan took to twitter saying, “People are fucking disgusting.” Another stated that “Khloe Kardashian’s daughter is already experiencing colorist at 5 months old… think about that.”
Khloe Kardashian’s daughter is already experiencing colorism at 5 months old….think about that https://t.co/cibI5LcdAw
— 𝒫𝓇𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈 (@apinyyyy) September 15, 2018
Sadly, social media is a provided platform for unfiltered, insensitive and racist remarks as such. It is disheartening to see that a baby can be the subject of racism. As the cliches go, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.